The 29th anniversary of the American Ski Classic takes place this week in Vail.  Expect a lot of ski racing - the Conway Cup for aspiring local racers, the Korbel Ford Cup with ski legend/ celebrity teams, and the Volvo Legends of Skiing Giant Slalom where former Olympic, World Cup and World Champion ski racers get to take the gloves off and prove they still have that killer racing instinct!

If race spectating is not your thing, there's still plenty to enjoy throughout the weekend.  Robert Randolph and the Family Band perform on Thursday at the FREE Budweiser Street Beat concert in Vail Village and Friday night is the Hold ‘em for Hope benefit dinner and auction.  Celebrity sightings are guaranteed if you stop by the Korbel Ford Cup event Friday or Saturday on Vail Mountain.  The who's who list of celebrities and legends this year includes:

Celebrities:
Robert Carradine - Actor
Trent Dimas - Olympic Gold Medalist, Men's gymnastics
Scott Erickson - former Minnesota Twins pitcher
David Alan Grier - Comedian/ Actor
Robert Kennedy, Jr. - Environmental Activist/ Attorney
Rob Morrow - Actor
Alfonso Ribeiro - Actor
Ryan Sutter - local winner of The Bachelorette
Joe Washington - former Washington Redskins player
Paul Wylie - Olympic Silver Medalist, Men's figure skating
...and more...

Legends:
Marco Buechel - 14-year World Cup veteran, 4-time Olympian, Liechtenstein
Holly Flanders - 10-year veteran US Ski Team, 2-time Olympian
Chad Fleisher - former Vail local, 10-year veteran US Ski Team, 2-time Olympian
Billy Kidd - 1st US male to win both an Olympic medal & WC Championships medal
Daron Rahlves - most decorated American Downhill & Super G skier in history
Cindy Nelson - 4-time Olympian, US Ski Team
Phil Mahre - 27 WC victories, 3-consecutive overal WC titles, US Ski Team
Steve Mahre - Olympic silver medalist, 9 WC victories, US Ski Team
Hillary Lindh - 3-time Olympian, Olympic silver medalist, US Ski Team
Franz Klammer - 25 WC downhill victories, Olympic Gold Medalist, Austrian Ski Team
...and more...


Definitely check it out if you happen to be in the area.  If we spot any celebrities, you'll be the first to know!